Illini Fighting Hunger (IFH) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a program of the Wesley United Methodist Church and Foundation, as well as a chapter of Universities Fighting World Hunger. IFH was founded out of a desire to address local and international hunger issues by making meal packaging events more frequent, more accessible, and more effective in Illinois.

IFH accomplishes this goal through student leadership. We match student leaders with Community Partners such as religious organizations, schools, scouting troops and student organizations to organize meal-packaging events of all sizes. IFH provides the equipment for meal-packaging and the networks for purchasing supplies and for distributing the final product – a nutritious meal that is distributed free of charge to the people who need it most. This allows our Community Partners to focus on fundraising for their event, recruiting volunteers, and educating participants about hunger and food insecurity.

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Meet the Illini Fighting Hunger Board of Directors.These are the individuals working to create and deliver affordable meal packaging projects to help end hunger in Illinois.